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Martha Merrell

Martha Merrell


Martha’s formal training in Psychology and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, along with her various roles in Social Care settings have very much crafted her passion and championship for Wellbeing. Music and creativity are her driving forces. She has previously used these in her volunteering work to support Music Therapy services for Refugees, and now in her day to day work as a Fundraising Operations Trainer. She has Dyslexia and adopts creative methods to make learning for herself and others more inclusive. Her current focus is to try and shine a little light when things seem dark, particularly for her fellow Fundraising colleagues at the British Red Cross.

Talking about mental health and wellbeing can often feel like a vulnerable space, but Martha is not afraid to be open and honest about her own experiences; to lead on important conversations about how people really are, and support others to identify what their needs are. She hopes that this will give others the confidence to do the same and ultimately build a more sustainable and healthy culture for their own workforces.

She has a niche appreciation for the BBC News Theme Club Remix - it brings her motivation to do the things she doesn’t necessarily want to, especially during lockdowns, you’re welcome for the tip!


April 22, 2021



As we approach a new financial year and the reopening of society, the wellbeing of professionals in the charity sector has never been more important. But potentially, it has also never been more at risk either. How will you balance your organisation’s need for income, delivery, and security with your own / your colleagues’ wellbeing needs? The summit offers sessions and speakers with suggestions and theories for personal and organisational wellbeing Sessions include:
  • Charity Workplace Wellbeing – nice to have or necessity? with Organisational Psychology Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE
  • Sharpening the focus: inclusion, inequalities and workplace wellbeing; with Mental Health First Aid England CEO, Simon Blake OBE
  • Sustaining Wellbeing for Last Leg of Pandemic & Beyond; with Nonprofit thought leader and author of the Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Beth Kanter
  • Creating a culture of safety for women in your workplace, with Major Gifts Director and Chair of the AFP Women’s Impact Initiative, Liz LeClair
  • Personal resilience without pressure or gaslighting, with Psychologist, Dr Taslim Alani-Verjee
  • Embedding a wellbeing strategy
  • Burnout and stress management
  • How to change culture
And more! Join us on April 22nd, 2021 for the first Charity Workplace Wellbeing Virtual Summit, hosted in partnership with Claire Warner.   1pm – 4.30pm BST or on-demand for 30 days. The event will be subtitled and recorded. If you have additional accessibility needs please email [email protected] before April 15th. Speakers are added to the event at the time of uploading their session details and are updated continuously. This event achieves the goals set out in our EDI commitment.



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